All articles by: Ian Hernon

UK earnings and cost of living gap widens

Published: May 30, 2014
Written by Ian Hernon

The gap between earnings growth and the cost of living is continuing to widen, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, undermining coalition claims that economic …

Tories plan services strike ban

Published: May 30, 2014
Written by Ian Hernon

David Cameron has confirmed that the Conservative 2015 general election manifesto will include plans to ban strikes in essential services, such as the London Underground.

Coalition myth is exploded

Published: May 16, 2014
Written by Ian Hernon

A new report jointly published by the TUC and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has exploded the coalition myth of the “compensation culture”.

Making plans for Nigel

Published: May 16, 2014
Written by Ian Hernon

Union campaigners launched a drive against the right-wing UK Independence Party ahead of the European elections.

Cable wants a fat cat bonus curb

Published: May 3, 2014
Written by Ian Hernon

Business Secretary Vince Cable has told the top 100 UK stock exchange-listed companies to curb bonuses to restore public trust and avert the threat of fresh legislation to limit fat …

‘End the culture of silence’

Published: May 3, 2014
Written by Ian Hernon

A new campaign by major firms to end the “culture of silence” around mental health in the workplace estimates that it is costing the British economy an estimated £70 billion …

Remploy staff still out of work

Published: May 2, 2014
Written by Ian Hernon

The majority of disabled workers who lost their jobs following the Government’s closure of the Remploy factories are still out of work.

Warning on training

Published: April 19, 2014
Written by Ian Hernon

The Demos think tank warned that the British economy is being held back through a woeful lack of apprenticeships.

MPs’ challenge to living fund changes

Published: April 18, 2014
Written by Ian Hernon

MPs protested over the upcoming axing of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) on which more than 18,000 severely disabled people rely as an alternative to residential care.